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Ive had loose stool (diareah ) for 2 weeks. I have no other

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I've had loose stool (diareah?) for 2 weeks. I have no other symptoms. Within 30 minutes of eating, I have to go to the bathroom. Should I be concerned? I had been taking a Isagenix natural accelerator for several months. I have stopped taking it for the past 2 weeks.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Lori replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Lori :

Hello, I am Dr. Lori and I am happy to help you today with your question. Are you available to chat now?

Customer:

Yes.

Dr. Lori :

The most common cause of diarrhea after eating is IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Lori :

Are you under any increased stress recently?

Customer:

Not really

Dr. Lori :

How many stools do you have a day?

Dr. Lori :

Do you have cramping before you go?

Customer:

After each time I eat, probably 5 times a day. A.M. is the biggest.

Dr. Lori :

another cause can be something called Dumping Syndrom

Dr. Lori :

Syndrome

Dr. Lori :

Cramping?

Customer:

no

Dr. Lori :

Are your stools frothy, very foul smelling, and floating?

Dr. Lori :

No blood, I assume

Customer:

No blood. not frothy. p.m. is very runny and bottom is very sore.

Dr. Lori :

Was there anything that happened before this started- either eating at a restaurant, a picnic.....some risk of an infection

Dr. Lori :

Odor, floating?

Dr. Lori :

No fever, chills, abdominal pain

Dr. Lori :

And you are otherwise healthy? Any medical problems or medications?

Customer:

no I don't think floating. Yes, it smells but not unusual. No fever, chills or pain. I am very healthy. I workout 5 times a week and eat sensibly.

Dr. Lori :

OK

Dr. Lori :

so- I would still be thinking about IBS or Dumping Syndrome

Customer:

I only take multivitamins and previously Isagenix natural accelerator.

Customer:

No reason to be concerned? What do I do to get back to normal?

Dr. Lori :

Do you get dizzy or sweaty, or flushed?

Customer:

nope

Dr. Lori :

What is Isagenix? Herbs?

Dr. Lori :

I would recommend a stool bulking agent-

Dr. Lori :

something like fibercon or metamucil will help bulk the stools and regulate you

Dr. Lori :

BUT

Customer:

It helps your metabolism and burn fat

Dr. Lori :

The possibility still exists that you may be having a late effect from this constant Isagenix if there is something in it that effects bowel function

Dr. Lori :

Let me look up the contents

Dr. Lori :

The most common cause of dumping is a stomach surgery-

Dr. Lori :

but if there is stomach or small bowel disease, this can happen

Dr. Lori :

But you don't have any of the other symptoms.

Dr. Lori :

I am loading Isagenix hang on

Customer:

ok

Dr. Lori :

Still finding contents on their site

Dr. Lori :

If a buking agent makes this worse, or any of these symptoms develop.....you should be seen

Dr. Lori :

Stool should be tested for parasites, infection, microscopic blood, and fat

Customer:

What is bulking agent? Benefiber? Metamucil?

Dr. Lori :

Yes

Dr. Lori :

Psyllium, metamucil, fibercon

Customer:

OK I will try and if it persists I will see someone. How long should I give thee bulking agent?

Dr. Lori :

are you taking the whole program of Isagenix ?

Dr. Lori :

were you taking

Customer:

No

Dr. Lori :

Which parts? Cleanse?Supreme, Shakes?

Dr. Lori :

There are many bowel stimulating herbs in all the products

Dr. Lori :

Your gut may be rebounding

Customer:

I have only been taking the natural accelerator twice a day since Feb.

Dr. Lori :

So- the plan would be- give it time to recover- another week or so

Dr. Lori :

Add fibercon etc

Dr. Lori :

If still going on-

Dr. Lori :

You should be seen....but do not restart the Igenex until after you see a day

Dr. Lori :

doc

Customer:

Sounds good thanks for your help.

Dr. Lori :

Persistent diarrhea needs to be evaluated

Dr. Lori :

You don't have to limit fiber-

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